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How Prevalent Is The “Summer Melt” Among Houston Students?

In the summer between high school and college, some graduates enroll but never show up in the fall. In higher education circles, the phenomenon is called “summer melt.” The U.S. Department of Education estimates as many as 10 to 20% of students nationwide plan to go to college, and then don’t. Some do so for financial […]

In the summer between high school and college, some graduates enroll but never show up in the fall. In higher education circles, the phenomenon is called “summer melt.”

The U.S. Department of Education estimates as many as 10 to 20% of students nationwide plan to go to college, and then don’t. Some do so for financial reasons; some just aren’t ready for that next step.

We discuss the prevalence of summer melt in Houston with Yolanda Norman, Founder and CEO of First Gen Consulting.

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